Owners of People’s Housing Project (PPR) units have three months from today to evict any foreign tenants from their premises, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.
She said that if the owners failed to vacate their premises within that period, removal action on the foreigners would be carried out and the owners would be penalised and their ownership rights withdrawn.
She added that the grace period was already lenient as the public housing units are never meant to be sublet, especially not to foreigners.
“The move is being taken to ensure that foreigners no longer occupied the PPR units and it would begin with houses under the supervision of KPKT and subsequently, it would move to the other sectors.
“The priority has always been to provide affordable housing for Malaysians, which is clearly not happening in this case,” she said during a press conference at the ministry.
Zuraida said that, meanwhile, KPKT would review various aspects of the services of the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) such as the existing standard operating procedure of the JBPM facilities, including vehicles, fire hydrants and rescue equipment.
“We will also give focus on the welfare of JBPM personnel throughout Malaysia especially in terms of their children’s education, the welfare of former members and widows would be reviewed and will discuss the issue of critical allowance for personnel which would be streamlined with the current economic situation,” she said.